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Date Last Updated: 31-07-2023

Survey Name:

Household Travel Survey

Survey purpose:

To measure domestic and outbound travel patterns involving overnight stays and associated details (expenditure, purpose of trip, type of accommodation used etc.) of Irish residents.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EU) No 692/2011



Statistical Population:

Private households

Sampling Frame:

CSO Household Register

Reference Area:

State, Region and County (Domestic) and Country/Regions visited (Outbound)

Time Coverage:

2000 - 2023

Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not applicable

Survey Size:

4,600 per month

Principal Variables:

Profile of person taking trip (age , gender and employment status), number of trips, length of trip, main travel destination, type of destination visited, main purpose of travel, method of booking for trip, main type of accommodation used, main type of transport used in getting to/from destination, travel costs.

Principal External Users:

Failte Ireland, Eurostat, Government, Economists, Academia, Tourism Northern Ireland, General Public, National Accounts and Balance of Payments Divisions.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Brendan Curtin

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

James Mahon

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000